It is ironic how strikingly similar the issues in today’s media landscape are to what motivated journalists to embark on civic journalism experiments in the 1990’s. So striking, that many civic journalists say that journalists would not have miscalled the 2016 presidential election if they had done basic civic listening
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New forms of journalism are populating the new media landscape – much of it emerging from entrepreneurial news startups. I think there are enough examples that we can begin to develop taxonomies.
J-Lab director Jan Schaffer is wrapping up 20 years of raising money to give it away to fund news startups, innovations and pilot projects. She is pivoting J-Lab to do discrete projects and custom training and advising that build on her expertise.
If the journalism industry really wants to engage its audiences and woo new ones, and if the academy wants its journalism schools to flourish – it’s time for journalism schools to embrace a larger mission and to construct a different narrative about the merits of a journalism education.
2014 J-Lab/AEJMC Breakfast held in Montreal.
So far, two cohort groups, some 21 people, have gone through my Seminar in Media Entrepreneurship for mid-career professionals. It is the first seminar that each cohort group takes as they embark on the 20-month, 10-course journey to a MA in Media Entrepreneurship at American University.
James Breiner, director of the Global Business Journalism Program at Tsinghua University in Beijing, starts off his series on entrepreneurial journalism programs with American University.
Nieman Journalism Lab posted today 10 artlcles predicting the top trends in journalism in 2013. Jan Schaffer contributed her thoughts on how journalism schools will become media startup accelerators.
Business News Daily published an article today on American University’s new Masters of Arts in Media Entrepreneurship program.